Emotiva T2's vs Golden Ear Triton 5's

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  1. danzilla31

    danzilla31 Member
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    Okay so I had a thread going originally about upgrading to SVS ultra's versus T2's

    You guys have me some great advice so I went to my audio store Bjorn's and they very graciously demoed me many many different speakers A to B in there music room with proper setup and amplification

    I really wanted to hear what a well designed AMT tweeter and that type of speaker could do.

    For my ears the golden ear triton 5's destroyed everything they put in there at that price point and lower including my beloved SVS

    I have NEVER especially at reference levels heard a speaker dissapear image and soundstage like I did the 5's. NEVER have I heard such distortion free silky smooth airy fast detailed highs and such a velvety warm midrange for around that price range like I did the 5's

    I now truly understand why so many listeners have come to love that AMT tweeter design.If well done I've never heard anything quiet like it. I'm in love.

    Okay here's where you can help.Lol

    Does anybody have experience with both golden ear 5 or 7's and the Emotiva T2's? If the Emotiva have that same sound signature well shoot stop the press I'm ordering those right away for 500 a speaker for the emotiva versus the 1000 for the golden ear you can see why I'm hoping to save huge price difference since I'm going 3 towers across the front of the room

    Here's a pic thanks for your time and any insights!

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    @danzilla31, sorry I missed this. I feel that Emotiva has accurately captured the GE sound and the two are comparable. In 2.0 only, the GE will fill a larger rooms better, but all bets are off in 2.x (subs).
     
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    Oh hey no worries heck I get busy as well. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

    That's really cool because I totally fell in love with the golden ears when I was shooting out speakers at Bjorn's.

    I still haven't made up my mind yet.

    In my opinion and I would love to hear your input the true value in golden ear to me when we're talking about towers lies in the triton 5's.

    I have serious thoughts about putting up the triton 2's or 3's up front but I don't like towers with integrated subs.

    Placement isn't always optimal for towers and bass

    The subs go out you have a useless speaker

    I'd rather go with passive towers and just put multiple subs for the bass.

    I think the 5"s are perfect for that I love the bass they can put out it's like a sealed signature almost very smooth organic very accurate but really worry about its ability to work as my front 3 in such a big open lossy area. It's 8500 feet cubed and it's open to everything.

    I have a feeling the emotiva would hold up better in this regards

    To complicate things my parents live in the mountains and would like to move down here in about 2 years due to health and high altitude being an issue when they do I will sell this house combine with them for a bigger room and me and my Dad will go in halves on having a custom built theater room.

    The budget will be able to set up a room that we both will be pretty happy with so this room I have now is no longer the end game I thought and for 2 years I get to just have fun with it.

    So on that note I do really like my primes I have 4 prime towers so I'm thinking why not just put those in surround for my surround 4 and just get 3 ultra towers for the front 3 I've come this far why not just finish it off?

    Decisions decisions

    Once I get it figured out I'll for sure post the final setup when I'm done
     
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    Although I can promise you this when me and my Dad do the theater room it's either all golden ear or Emotiva I can promise you that! Lol
     
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    Nothing wrong with the Prime Towers, I've heard them many times in many locations. The Emotiva and GE are just a tad more laid back, which some people prefer for music. The Prime may excel here for theater, who knows? I would try to audition whatever choice you make in the same room the Primes are in.
     
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    I was thinking the exact same course of action thanks for your feedback!
     

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